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MV(1) User Commands MV(1)
mv - move (rename) files
mv [OPTION]... [-T] SOURCE DEST
mv [OPTION]... SOURCE... DIRECTORY
mv [OPTION]... -t DIRECTORY SOURCE...
Rename SOURCE to DEST, or move SOURCE(s) to DIRECTORY.
Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options
make a backup of each existing destination file
-b like --backup but does not accept an argument
do not prompt before overwriting
prompt before overwrite
do not overwrite an existing file
If you specify more than one of -i, -f, -n, only the final one takes
remove any trailing slashes from each SOURCE argument
override the usual backup suffix
move all SOURCE arguments into DIRECTORY
treat DEST as a normal file
move only when the SOURCE file is newer than the destination
file or when the destination file is missing
explain what is being done
--help display this help and exit
output version information and exit
The backup suffix is '~', unless set with --suffix or SIM-
PLE_BACKUP_SUFFIX. The version control method may be selected via the
--backup option or through the VERSION_CONTROL environment variable.
Here are the values:
never make backups (even if --backup is given)
make numbered backups
numbered if numbered backups exist, simple otherwise
always make simple backups
Written by Mike Parker, David MacKenzie, and Jim Meyering.
Report mv bugs to firstname.lastname@example.org
GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
Report mv translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>
Copyright (C) 2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU
GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
The full documentation for mv is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If
the info and mv programs are properly installed at your site, the com-
info coreutils 'mv invocation'
should give you access to the complete manual.
GNU coreutils 8.4 March 2017 MV(1)